Home / Bangladesh (page 2)

Bangladesh

Death warrant issued for Qaisar

The International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday issued a death warrant for convicted war criminal Syed Mohammad Qaisar a day after the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding his death penalty. The International Crimes Tribunal registrar’s office sent the warrant to Dhaka Central Jail this morning following the tribunal’s directives, court sources said. Copies of the warrant ...

Read More »

Planning Minister recovers from Covid-19

Planning Minister Muhammad Abdul Manna has recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. He has tested negative in sample tests on Wednesday night. Shahedur Rahman, public relations officer of Planning Ministry, confirmed this information to media. Earlier on october 13, the minister was admitted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital after tested positive for the virus.

Read More »

Former Attorney General Barrister Rafiqul Huq on life support

Former Attorney General and senior lawyer of the Supreme Court Barrister Rafiqul Huq has been put on life support as his condition has deteriorated. He is undergoing treatment at Ad-Din Hospital in the capital Dhaka. Hospital director Dr Nahid Yasmin said Barrsier Rafiqul Huq was put on life support  on Tuesday night. Dr Nahid also said the lawyear’s health condition ...

Read More »

Bangladesh reports 24 more Covid-19 deaths, 1,545 new cases

Bangladesh reported 24 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The country’s death toll from the virus now stands at 5,723, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday. The recovery count rose to 3,08,845 after another 1,704 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period. “Twenty-four more COVID-19 patients ...

Read More »

Anti-rape protesters block Shahbagh

Demonstrators blocked the key Shahbagh intersection protesting against the attack on anti-rape long march in Feni in which 20 people were injured. A group of protesters belonging to various organisations took to the street around noon and staged a sit-in programme there. They also brought out a procession against rape and injustice. Vehicular movement on the busy road remained suspended, ...

Read More »

UK committed to play role in UNSC on Rohingya plight: Lord Ahmad

The UK government is committed to continuing its role in the UN Security Council (UNSC) to highlight the plight of the Rohingyas, says British Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. He praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for hosting over a million Rohingyas in Cox’s ...

Read More »

No annual exams of secondary level this year: Education Minister

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday said no annual examinations of secondary level educational institutions will be held this year. The minister came up with the discloser during a press brief through an online platform this noon. Meanwhile, the HSC and its equivalent exams, Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dhakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations of this year have been ...

Read More »

Language Movement veteran Nurul Islam passes away

Language Movement veteran M Nurul Islam Dadu Bhai passed away at a hospital on Wednesday at the age of 91. Dadu Bhai, a former BNP MP from Khulna-4 constituency, breathed his last at Khulna City Medical College around 8am, said Moniruzzaman, general secretary of Khulna Metropolitan city unit BNP. He left behind his three sons, a daughter and a host ...

Read More »

Laila Hossain new Bangladesh Ambassador to Poland

The government has appointed Sultana Laila Hossain, currently serving as Bangladesh Ambassador to Morocco, as the next Ambassador of Bangladesh to Poland. Ambassador Laila Hossain is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 11th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. In her diplomatic career, Ambassador Laila Hossain served ...

Read More »

ECNEC approves Tk 567cr project to develop runways of 3 airports

The government on Tuesday approved four projects with an overall estimated cost of Taka 1,668.29 crore, including a Taka 566.76 crore project to develop the runways of three domestic airports at Jashore, Syedpur and Rajshahi in a bid to ensure safe landing and take-off of the aircraft there. The approval came from a meeting of the Executive Committee of the ...

Read More »